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    Hi everyone,

    It’s with great sadness that I announce the passing of Michael Smith, known by his nickname here as ChiefRedCloud. We have been personal friends for a number of years, and shared a common love of family, country, aviation, and our pups. Although he had been ill for some time, his condition grew worse in recent weeks. I have expressed condolences to his wife, Diana, and his family on behalf of the ATAG Forum members. He was a great guy. I shall miss him.

    Regretfully,

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    Sorry for your loss. I remember his posts... always helpful. †
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    Sad news indeed.

    Always difficult when somone goes.


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    Thank you for passing along condolences from the ATAG group, and sorry for your loss Snapper.

    Always hard to lose a friend.
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    WWII aviation a small niche group of like minded simmers. Very sad to loose another member of our group. Heart felt condolences to those nearest him. S~
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    Sorry for your loss, Snapper.

    I didn't know him well, but read many of his helpful posts.

    He seemed like a really nice guy.


    ~S~

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    Very sorry to hear the news. My prayers for his family and friends during this rough time.
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    My condolences.

    Michael and I got along really well and I'm sad to see him go.
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    Sad news indeed , never had the pleasure of speaking to him via ts or any sort of contact medium on internet but
    i did know of him via reading some of his posts. Sorry to read this just now condolences to his family
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    Rest in Peace, Chief.

    My condolences to his family and friends. Chief was a flight sim legend if you ask me. He was very helpful to me when learning ROF and pointing me to all the helpful info at New Wings. Though I hadn't been active in those forums or flying much it was good to chat with him if even for just a little bit. To Scud Willms and all the guys there - your loss is felt throughout the simming community, our thoughts are with you.


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    Blue skies Michael! And keep being chief of all clouds!
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    Rest in Peace Micheal.

    Sorry to hear of his passing Snapper.

    Condolences to all his family and friends.

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    Sorry to hear about the loss of your dear friend. My deepest sympathy to all his family and friends.

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    Thanks for the friendship buddy...You will be sorely missed...I'll see you up there...~S~

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATAG_Snapper View Post
    Hi everyone,

    It’s with great sadness that I announce the passing of Michael Smith, known by his nickname here as ChiefRedCloud. We have been personal friends for a number of years, and shared a common love of family, country, aviation, and our pups. Although he had been ill for some time, his condition grew worse in recent weeks. I have expressed condolences to his wife, Diana, and his family on behalf of the ATAG Forum members. He was a great guy. I shall miss him.

    Regretfully,

    Snapper


    We at JG54 felt sorry for the loss ... go in peace ...
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    Rest in Peace Michael.
    Condolences to all his family and friends.
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    I'll remember Chief as a real gentleman, always helpful and welcoming to newcomers in Rise of Flight.

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    Sad news indeed. My condolences to family and friends.


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    Very sad news best wishes to his friends and family

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    Awesome guy. The world is worse without him

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    Sad news.

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    Sad indeed, 70 years are regarded young these days, live life to the fullest , next one might be me. Like others said , I knew him for his post, The helpful and wise approach led me to believe he was a mature human being. A sort of guy we need in this community, so I am sure we will notice his passing. Condolences to his family and those whom knew him

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    Very sad news...

    He is/was one of the most positive figures of this community...

    Condolences to his family and friends...

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    RIP, condolences to family and friends.

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    Very sad. Rest in piece Chief.
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    Sad news. Thoughts go out to the Chief's family and friends.

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    Re: Sad news...

    Sad, sad news indeed.

    As a few of you may know, Chief was an administrator and one of the earliest members of New Wings, a fan / game server site for Rise of Flight, and IL42 - Battle of Stalingrad, and I was privileged and very pleased to chat with and get to know Michael over the course of several years within our group. I'll echo the sentiments of many who knew him, that he was always a voice of calm, reason, and wisdom, regardless of whatever the situation was, and he always had a kind word to say to (or about) everyone.

    At New Wings, he enjoyed handling the forum news section, chatting with folks from various communities and posting their (and his) videos of the various goings-on. I can't think of a kinder, gentler or more-liked person, and he will be greatly missed at New Wings and, I'm sure, in every other community he was a part of.

    My sincerest condolences go out to his wife, family, and friends.

    Farewell, Godspeed, Fair skies and tail winds, Chief.


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    My very few forays in RoF were mostly on New Wings where Chief was the patient, guiding hand to get u into the air and go thru the basics.

    A life well lived and now his his life is hid with Christ in God. Hope to meet up with u sir.
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    It was always nice to post an update on SimHQ and Chief would pop up with his positivity.
    True gentleman and will be missed greatly.
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    I never met the gent online or otherwise but it seems his loss will be greatly felt throughout the community

    Rest in Peace Chief.
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